An older expression in pretribulational literature—and can still be used occasionally today—is secret coming or secret rapture. From my exposure to older pretrib and non-pretrib literature, it seemed to be used synonymous with the expressions … [Continue reading] about The Meaning of ‘Secret’ in the Pretribulational Rapture Expression ‘the Secret Coming of Christ’
Gary DeMar and Kent Hovind will be debating on the rapture. I have a few comments. First, Kent Hovind is not prewrath. So contrary to DeMar, he is not debating a prewrath exponent. Not sure who fed him that. Hovind is an idiosyncratic … [Continue reading] about A Note on the Upcoming Rapture Debate between Gary DeMar and Kent Hovind
Spurgeon was a historical premillennialist, not a futurist premillennialist. I came across the following statement of his which would indicate he was supersessionistic: "And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive … [Continue reading] about Was Charles Spurgeon a Supersessionist When It Came to Israel?
The short answer is 'no.' Recently, Alf Cengia, a pretrib blogger wrote concerning Charles Spurgeon, who is claimed to have purportedly believed in imminence, "what’s good for Charles Spurgeon should be good for me and just about everyone … [Continue reading] about Did Charles Spurgeon Believe in Imminence?
Robert H. Gundry rightly notes that the purifying influence of Jesus's return is not some supposed "unexpected moment" of Jesus's return but rather: [O]ur whole life will pass in review before the Lord. . . . The character and consequences of an … [Continue reading] about Intervening events before Jesus’ Return play a POSITIVE role in our looking for Jesus Himself
Postribulationist Robert H. Gundry, who held to the futurity of Daniel's seventieth week, states: "Those who hold to the historical view of the seventieth week [e.g. amillennialists, historical premillennialists] should be designated … [Continue reading] about Gundry on ‘A-Tribulationism’
Blaising and Bock write, For [Bruce] Waltke, the issue centers on the land. But is his criterion for "proof" too narrow, demanding as he does an explicit New Testament affirmation of Israel's inheritance in the land in order for Old Testament … [Continue reading] about Future National Israel
Not sure how long these back issues of the Parousia newsletter will be online, so be sure to download them to your computer for future reference for your prewrath studies. They were published by Robert Van Kampen's Sign Ministries during … [Continue reading] about Back Issues of the PAROUSIA Newsletter Published by Sign Ministries 1996-2001
Craig A. Blaising tells the following story, Recently, one of my students wrote a paper on current issues in dispensationalism. At the beginning he quoted a prominent pastor who identified dispensationalism as that dangerous heresy of date-setting. … [Continue reading] about On Misrepresenting Dispensationalism
It should be a foregone conclusion that if I recommend a book or announce a book notice, that does not mean that I endorse its message wholesale or at all. There are books that I would disagree with almost all of its message, but I recommend it … [Continue reading] about A disclaimer on my book recommendations or book notices
If you are not a member of audible you can sign up for it and get your first audiobook for free, which can be this prewrath audiobook. Click on the image below. Publisher's Summary Many of us have been told that we will … [Continue reading] about NOW IN AUDIOBOOK! Prewrath: A Very Short Introduction to the Great Tribulation, Rapture, and Day of the Lord